Eisenhower International School awarded "LabelFrancÉducation” by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Collaborator: Tulsa Public Schools
Published: 07/19/2021, 10:09 PM
Edited: 07/19/2021, 10:10 PM

(TULSA, Okla.) Monday afternoon, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded Eisenhower International School the "LabelFrancÉducation'' for its successful French language program. Launched in 2012, the ”LabelFrancÉducation” seal is granted to schools promoting French language and culture as part of their specific curriculum. "LabelFrancÉducation" recognizes and rewards public or private schools that offer students enhanced instruction in the French language while also teaching other subjects in French. 

Monday’s presentation included special guests such as Consul General of France Alexis Andres, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Eisenhower International School Principal Connie Horner, and Oklahoma State Department of Education Director of World Languages Cathleen Skinner.

“We are so proud of our team at Eisenhower International School,” said Superintendent Deborah Gist. “Student access to multilingual education correlates with higher academic achievement and expanded college and career opportunities, and we are thrilled that Eisenhower’s program is, once again, being put on the map globally for their outstanding program.”

In Eisenhower’s language immersion program, students are immersed in Spanish or French 90 percent of their instructional time from kindergarten through 2nd grade. Over time, instruction in English is gradually added, and students learn 50 percent of the time in English and 50 percent of the time in Spanish or French by 5th grade. Eisenhower began their French dual language in 1993. This is the second time Eisenhower has received the "LabelFrancÉducation'' for its successful French language program.

“Language is power, and bilingualism is an experience that shapes our children’s global cultural competence for a lifetime,” said Principal Connie Horner.

“LabelFrancÉducation promotes outstanding education in French among students and parents, and we are so excited to continue enhancing our immersion programming at Eisenhower International School for years to come.”

The "LabelFrancÉducation'' is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the advice of an interministerial advisory committee composed of representatives from the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Agency for French Education Abroad, the French institute, and Mission Laïque Française, a non-profit organization. Since November 2020, approximately 450 schools from across the world have received the "LabelFrancÉducation'' seal.

To learn more about Tulsa Public Schools multilingual language programs, visitwww.tulsaschools.org/duallanguage.

Visit www.labelfranceducation.fr/en to learn more about the LabelFrancÉducation.


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